Air Force Shifts to New Software Toolkit for Predictive Maintenance
The Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office’s Predictive Analytics and Decision Assistant leverages artificial intelligence software to transform logistics data into actionable predictive maintenance alerts. The Air Force has designated PANDA as the System of Record for Condition Based Maintenance Plus and predictive maintenance, the first such designation for the RSO.
CBM+ is a collaborative Department of Defense readiness initiative focused on data analysis to improve availability and lifecycle cost. CBM+ requires advanced tools and technologies for analysis to formulate evidence of need to perform maintenance.
Developed by the RSO and partner, C3.ai, PANDA is an artificial intelligence software toolkit that delivers integrated and interoperable tools, technologies, and information infrastructures to facilitate CBM+ collaboration across multiple functional and organizational boundaries. It maximizes the use of common equipment and technologies to capture, store, analyze, and forward CBM+ predictive maintenance data. PANDA has rapidly expanded to the maintenance operations of 16 aircraft platform communities across all nine Air Force major commands. PANDA routinely generates over 30,000 predictive maintenance recommendations and sensor-based alerts detecting impending component failure.
“PANDA being designated as the Air Force’s system of record for CBM+ is a monumental achievement for the RSO and Air Force CBM+ enterprise,” said Chris Damani, RSO CBM+ Program Office chief. “Alignment to one technology solution unites the sustainment enterprise to one tool and brings focus, dedication, and prioritization of resources to PANDA allowing for further expansion, optimization, and impact to mission readiness.”
The RSO CBM+ Program Office is the Air Force’s CBM+ Center of Excellence leading the implementation and execution of CBM+ across the Air Force. The office will now lead and manage all Air Force CBM+ initiatives interested in integration into the PANDA platform, which is expandable to all Air Force materiel categories, including aircraft, missiles, and support equipment and vehicles.
The future of Air Force predictive maintenance is now, and PANDA is the Air Force System of Record helping to lead the way.